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Environmental Justice: Government Info: Major Legislation and Executive Orders

United States governmental resources regarding environmental justice and relevant environmental law

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act regulates emissions in an effort to curb and control air pollution. The Act allowed the EPA to create National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to protect public health.

Clean Water Act

Toxic Substances Control Act

National Environmental Policy Act

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Congressional Committees

While there is no committee that directly engages with environmental justice per se, some committee missions potentially include environmental justice issues.

EPCRA

Executive Order 12898

Executive Order 13045

Proposed Legislation